Who Are They?
Over 500,000 people go on holiday from the UK each year thanks to Cosmos holidays, so they are far from a small brand. Being one of the originals, the company has been running for over 50 years now, offering cheap package holidays to popular destinations. In fact, so is their reputation, that they are now the largest independent UK tour operator, as part of the Monarch group. This tour operator is financially protected through ABTA and ATOL.
Who is in the Monarch group?
As well as Cosmos holidays, this group also includes Avro, Archers Direct, Cosmos Tours & Cruises, and somewhere2stay.com. Now they have all become one website, which has caused a little bit of controversy, as their have been a few issues on the site since viewdata is no longer available, but I will continue to monitor the situation. Either way, you will be booking with a reputable company that has gained its reputation over a long period of time and can be assured you are in safe hands.
What They Offer
You can book a generic trip or get one specially tailored for you by their sales team, where they can work around your needs and wants, whether that be a romantic cruise to tropical islands or city breaks for the weekend in Europe. They can fly you out to 65 different countries, so choice is definitely available, meaning there is always a cheaper or greater option if you aren’t completely happy.
Cosmos aren’t limited to Europe, as they also offer breaks in Mexico, the Caribbean islands, North Africa and USA. In fact, they now even offer trips to Lapland, where you can look up at the Northern Lights and go husking sledding. They are also a great company to consider if you are arranging your wedding abroad or your honeymoon.
Cosmos have also just started offering ski breaks, the latest type of holiday to be offered to their customers. Expect the usual locations across Europe.
Just the same as all the other travel operators, they have used Feefo to help them in regards to Google ratings. They have received a 91% happy rating from 235 reviews, a very high rating from a decent amount of customers. There reviews definitely aren’t as positive on Review Centre however, as they only score 2.8 out of 5 from 63 reviews. They have also received a low score of 4.8 out of 10 on TrustPilot, from 9 reviews. The TrustPilot reviews seem the most honest and genuine, which isn’t the best thing to read as they aren’t all positive, however some of the complaints are unfair on Cosmos Holidays as they aren’t always matters that the tour operator has control of.
I have used Cosmos once before and was completely happy with the service so it got a thumbs up from me.
Getting A Job
If you are interested in a career in the Cosmos team, you will have to apply through the Monarch website. This offers the added benefit of cross company jobs, with them being able to highlight jobs across all the different companies they have in their range.